Few breakfast foods are quite as enticing as a stack of fluffy pancakes. Creating the perfect pancake for a healthy breakfast might be a little hard at first, but once you know how to make the perfect pancake, you’ll have everyone licking their plates clean.
Do yourself a favor and start with some fresh ingredients. If your baking soda or flour is a little old, it just won’t have that oomph you want. Your pancakes will come out flat and chewy rather than light and fluffy.
We even went ahead and gathered foodie-approved pancake recipes and put them on our recipe page for you. If you're rushed, just add your favorite pancake mix and water. If you want to step it up a notch try making these pumpkin spice pancakes, just saying.
Mixing the Batter
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Just unscrew the bottom lid and flip the batter mixer upside down to secure it in the base. That leaves you with both hands free to add ingredients, toss in the BlenderBall, and shake away. The best pancake batter is a little bit thick, so don’t worry about having a few lumps in there.
The Right Pan
The pan you use plays a big role in how well your pancakes come out. Many people make do with cooking their pancakes in a frying pan. This might be OK in a pinch, but can make for uneven cooking and pancakes that aren’t completely flat due to the pan’s curved edges.
Pancake tip, should you choose the pan route, make sure the pan has a thick bottom so that the pancakes don’t cook too quickly and burn. But if you want to cook like a pro, use a flat griddle or a well-seasoned cast iron pan.
Preparing the Pan
Heat up the pan using a medium-high flame before you try to cook your pancakes. It should be hot enough that a drop of water instantly sizzles and evaporates. Those with non-non-stick pans will need to add a bit of grease so that the pancakes don’t stick. Butter is undoubtedly the best-tasting solution, but it can burn after being heated for a while. Avoid this by wiping the pan down in between batches and reapplying butter. Otherwise, vegetable oil will work just fine.
Cooking Pancakes Techniques
Pour the batter from the Batter Mixer onto the pan. If you’re trying to get your kids to eat a healthy breakfast, consider using pancake recipes with whole grains like buckwheat, then using the Batter Mixer to make fun shapes. You don’t have to be an artist to make this work – set a metal cookie cutter down on the pan to use as your guide if you don’t think your skills are up to par. You want a bit of space between the pancakes so that you can easily flip them over when the time comes.
Let the pancakes cook. It might take a bit longer than you think. You’ll know that the pancakes are ready to flip when the edge begins to solidify and the middle is full of bubbles that have popped. Then you just do a quick flip with a thin spatula. The cooking on the flip side happens a lot more quickly, so keep an eye on them. Cooking pancakes is a big part in learning how to make the perfect pancake.
Who doesn’t love having a few mix-ins in their pancakes? Whether it’s just to decorate or to add a little somethin’ somethin’, you can always take your cakes to the next level by adding chocolate chips, cut fruit, or even crumbled bacon. Sprinkle them onto the pancake as it cooks rather than trying to mix them directly into the batter. This ensures an even distribution and prevents the toppings from burning on the hot pan.
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